NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #278 ~ 07-24-21]

Pictured: Midnight Groovers.

The landscape immediate to Brush St., home to the Purple Bat Lounge in downtown Detroit, has taken on a near-Biblical complexion of late: Pestilence, flooding of epic scale and an overall ramping up of paranoia in a neighborhood where the keywords Mobile, Agile and Hostile already apply. But this past Saturday evening bore witness to a resurgence of kindred spirit among the bar’s patrons. (None among the latter, it’s to be noted, would ordinarily dispense anything like the milk of human kindness unless there was a kickback.) The deluge having subsided, new folding chairs once again adorned the Outdoor Patio™. This meant that several of those in attendance could migrate al fresco, there to behold a local pimp, Lotsa Poppa, throwing large insects (purchased from Bwana Don’s pet store) at the carriage lamp-style bug zapper. DJ Lee-Roy enjoys this because of the pretty colors generated, but also the back alley affords relief from the bar’s humid interior, a trying environment for a pit bull locked within a fur coat. Much good music played, co-hosts Reeshard & Lee-Roy attempted psychologically revealing word games, truly crappy movies were advertised at The Madison and…just click on the <play> arrow below for the complete scenario…

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THE FIRST SET

Tavares — “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” — Sky High!

J. M. Tim — “More and More (Ye-Male)” — Africa Airways Six (Mile High Funk 1974-1981)

Mickey Aversa — “Blast Off” — The Surf Creature

Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema — “Llanto De Un Niño” — Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema

Mezz Mezzrow and his Swing Band — “I’se A Muggin Part 1” — Dope & Glory: 1930s Reefer Songs

Randy’s All Stars — “End Dust” — Impact! Rare And Unreleased Reggae, Funk & Soul from The Vaults Of Impact! And Randy’s Records

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Arch Hall & The Archers — “Twist Fever” — The Wild Wild World of Mondo Movies Music

THE SECOND SET

PM Pocket Music — “Tonborathes” — Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 4

The Corvettes w/Bill Dunzan — “Shaften” — Pulp & Pop Culture Box: Wild Guitar Instrumentals

Zvuki Mu — “Paper Flowers” — Zvuki Mu

Young-Holt Unlimited — “Good Vibrations” — The Definitive Young-Holt Unlimited

Homero Y Su Combo Con Pacho Galan Y La Sonora Curro — “Oye Negra” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

The Dawnbreakers — “Chop Suey” — Century Limited Inc. 45rpm

Zein Musical Party — “Nisaidie Mpenzi” — Zanzibara Vol. 10: First Modern: Taarab Vibes From Mombasa & Tanga 1970-1990

Reigning Sound — “Uptight Tonight” — Too Much Guitar

King Tubby — “King Tubby’s Good Time Dub” — King Dub: The Best Of King Tubby

Dorothy Berry — “Standin’ On The Corner” — Shakin’ Fit!

THE THIRD SET

Midnight Groovers — “O Ti Yo” — Sofrito: International Soundclash

Richard Lloyd — “(I Thought) You Wanted to Know” — Ork Records: New York, New York

Golden Ring — “Bar Ay Dokhtar Ha” — Raks Raks Raks: 27 Golden Garage Psych Nuggets From The Iranian 60s Scene

Bob Seger & the Last Heard — “Persecution Smith” — Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967

Manzanita y su Conjunto — “Un Sábado por la Noche” — Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974

Little Miss Jesse & The Benny Sharp Orch — “My Baby Has Gone” — Jookin’ Vol. 3

Kiezos — “Rumba 70” — Angola 60’s: 1956-1970

The Teen Beats — “Califf Boogie” — Godfathers Of Psychobilly

THE FINAL SET

Sidney Sharp — “New Sunset” — Cool It: A Random Selection of Pop Gems (1963 – 71)

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey — “Min E Wa..We Non Dou” — Le Sato

The Detroit Cobras — “Hittin’ On Nothing” — Mink Rat or Rabbit

The Aggrovators — “Tiger Dub” — Jammies In Lion Dub Style

Fitz Gore — “Gisela (Lion Rock)” — Spiritual Jazz 5: The World

Tito Puente — “El Diablo De Esa Mujer” — The Complete 78s Vol. 3

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Max Raabe (feat. Palast Orchester) — “Fahrrad Fahr’n” — MTV Unplugged

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #277 ~ 07-17-21]

Pictured: Dara Puspita.

OK, so there was a flood, which meant the bar’s Outdoor Patio™ was swept away. The result being that the Purple Bat Lounge was crowded with surly, overheated patrons. And then, after scoring a canister of Ayahuasca Purple from Uncle Morty’s truck, co-host Lee-Roy had an encounter with those mechanical elves of Hyperspace that Terence McKenna was forever banging on about. None of this, it’s to be noted, stood in the way of dozens of great tunes being spun. We are, after all, broadcast professionals. Oh…so having experienced previous episodes, you’re having trouble with that notion? The proof is in the playing, dear group. Just click immediately below and hear for yourselves…

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THE FIRST SET

Lou Rawls — “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Original Album Version)” — Philadelphia International Records: 40th Anniversary

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Se Na Min” — African Scream Contest

The Tramps — “Maharadja” — Surfin’ on Wave Nine

Cyntia — “Jhoom Le” — Surinam Funk Force Sampler

The Marauders — “Our Big Chance” — So Cold!!! Sacramento Garage

Enrique Olivarez Y Sus Vampiros — “Al’s Place” — Jazzman/Funk 45rpm

Nils Lofgren & Grin — “White Lies” — 1+1

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Glen Adams & The Hippy Boys — “I Want a Grine” — Trojan Box Set: X-Rated Box Set

THE SECOND SET

Generation X — “Wild Dub” — Chrysalis 45rpm

Los Ovnis De Jorge Chambergo Porta — “Caprichosa” — Bailando Con Los Ovnis

The Equals — “Green Light” — Greatest Hits

Malavoi — “Gadé Manzel’” — Mano Césaire Et La Formation Malavoi (La Naissance De La World Music Antillaise En 1969)

Lee Cole — “Cool Baby” — Wild Streak Vol. 2

Franco — “Très Impoli” — Guitar Hero

Merry Clayton — “Poor White Hound Dog” — Performance OST

Gianni Safred — “Automation Age” — The Incredible Art Of Gianni Safred

Steve Marriott & The Moments — “Money Money” — Rare Mod Vol. 1

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “Massacre” — Heavyweight Dub

THE THIRD SET

The Undertones — “Girls Don’t Like It” — The Undertones

Manzanita y su Conjunto — “Mama Ocllo” — Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974

Gabriel & His Angels — “Hey!” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

Elvis Phương — “Kho Tàng Của Chúng Ta (Our Treasures)” — Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974

Captain Beefheart — “Nowadays a Woman’s Gotta Hit a Man” — Clear Spot

Sina Bakare — “Africa” — Nigeria 70 Vol. 4: No Wahala – Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987

Joe Thomas — “Thank You (Fall Etin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)” — Pulp Fusion 3: Revenge Of The Ghetto Grooves

Dara Puspita — “A Go-Go” — Let’s A Go-Go! Singapore And Southeast Asian Pop Scene 1964-69

THE FINAL SET

The Rolling Stones — “Shake Your Hips” — Exile On Main Street

Culture — “Two Sevens Clash” — Two Sevens Clash

Orgone — “Powerfeed” — New You Pt. 1

Seguida — “Mambo Rock (Theme from ‘Salsa’)” — El Barrio: The Ultimate Collection Of Latin Boogaloo, Disco, Funk & Soul

Unknown Artist — “I’m Gonna Destroy That Boy” — Munster 45rpm

Jo Bisso — “Flying To The Land Of Soul” — African Disco Experimentals (1974 to 1978)

The dB’s — “That Time is Gone” — Falling Off The Sky

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Gesang Dan Waldjinah — “Bengawan Solo” — Kroncong: Early Indonesian Pop Music Vol. 1

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #276 ~ 07-10-21]

Pictured: The Small Faces.

One of the reasons for Mod’s enduring popularity is that it was never too closely associated with one genre of music or a particular set of artists. But acquiring figureheads between 1964 and 1966, who in their music, dress and interviews articulated Mods’ outlook, turned a local style cult into a national youth movement when the Who formed a triumvirate with the Kinks and the Small Faces.

The Small Faces were regarded as the most authentic of the big three because they came from the East End. The cockney has had an iconic place in English culture since the late nineteenth century, romanticised in song, film and on TV as the epitome of working-class grit, wit and streetwise ambition; in the 1960s the cockney became the poster boy for an era when it seemed that working-class pop stars, actors and designers were creating a more meritocratic Britain. ‘They bring into the world of Soho and Mayfair a fresh honesty, a cockney sense of humour, and the ability to stand outside themselves and laugh’, concluded one female journalist in an early interview with the Small Faces’ Steve Marriott. ‘Listen, luv,’ Marriott told her, ‘we don’t know a flat from a sharp, on paper. Our whole success has been a giggle to the rest of the lads and me. It was a gay, phenomenal accident.’ It was true that no one from the music industry had groomed Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan. They were four short men who had been ‘faces’ on the Mod scene long before their ruthless manager, Don Arden, persuaded them to sign a contract at his Carnaby Street office with their disapproving parents looking on.

— Richard Weight, Mod: A Very British Style.

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THE FIRST SET

Sister Sledge — “He’s The Greatest Dancer” — Nile Rodgers Presents The Chic Organization

Dizzy K. Falola — “Excuse Me Baby” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The Cobras — “Restless” — Memphis 60: Soul, R&B And Proto Funk From Soul City USA

Raghunath Seth — “Orchestral Music (edit)” — Sitar Beat Indian Style Heavy Funk Vol. 1

Doris Smith — “No Good Guy” — You’re Bugging Me: Downtown Soulville 2021 Premium

Lee “Scratch” Perry — “Dreadlocks In Moonlight” — Arkology Reel II: Dub Shepherd

The Rolling Stones — “Shattered” — Some Girls

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Googie Rene — “Big Foot” — Malamondo 3

THE SECOND SET

Swingin’ Stars Orchestra — “Jam Jam” — Sofrito 45rpm

West, Bruce & Laing — “Pollution Woman” — Why Dontcha

Grupo Almendra — “Tutti Frutti” — Color De Trópico Vol 2 (Compiled By El Dragón Criollo Y El Palmas)

Lizzy Mercier Desclous — “Funky Stuff” — Mutant Disco: A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm

Prince Far I — “Health Warning” — Health and Strength

The Pretty Things — “Cold Stone” — Parachute

Ondatrópica — “Cien Años” — Ondatrópica

THE THIRD SET

The Rock-A-Teens — “Woo Hoo” — Surf’s Comin’

Carlos Pickling Y Su Orquesta — “Domingo Por La Mañana” — Mag All Stars Vol. 1: The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

Small Faces — “(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me” — Small Faces [mono]

Kamuran Akkor — “Bilemem Bilemem” — Kamuran Akkor

Leo Quica with the Earl Hagen Orchestra — “Oh Leola” — Liberty 45rpm

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Maxy Maxy (Pretty Woman)” — Cambodian Psych-Out

Link Wray & The Wray Men — “Mary Ann” — Slinky! The Epic Sessions ’58-’61

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra — “Che Che Cole” — Government Magic

Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant — “Speedin’ West” — Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant

King Tubby — “Perfidia Dub” — Explosive Dub

THE FINAL SET

Roxy Music — “Pyjamarama (Island 45rpm Mix)” — Singles, B-Sides and Alternative Mixes

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Zon Dede” — El Rego

Billy Garner — “Brand New Girl Part 1” — Dave Hamilton’s Detroit Funk

Jah Lloyd — “Children Of Man” — Trod Along

The Stooges — “1969” — The Stooges

Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah — “Al Hadaoui” — Al Hadaoui

Bobby & Buddy — “What’s The Word? Thunderbird!” — Over-The-Top Doo Wops Vol. 1: Let The Old Folks Talk

Ennio Morricone — “4 Mosche Di Velluto Grigio (Shake)” — Quattro Mosche Di Velluto Grigio OST

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Harry Irene” — Bat Chain Puller

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #275 ~ 07-03-21]

Pictured: Sharhabil Ahmed.

As No Condition Is Permanent rounds another 25th show milepost, DJ’s Reeshard & Lee-Roy spin their favorite tracks from the past 24 episodes, in faint hope of entertaining the often-somnolent patrons of the Purple Bat Lounge. It seems to have worked, as those capable of remembering last Saturday evening swear they had a good time. No doubt this impression was fortified by Uncle Morty’s Midnite Mobile Dispensary™ appearing at the half-time interval. Lee-Roy went for a strain labeled ‘Forbidden Fruit,’ the latter stirring memories of his unrequited crush on kooky French thespian Béatrice Dalle. Other things happened, none of these being fit for print. Hear more, so much more, simply by clicking on the arrow below…

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THE FIRST SET

Love Unlimited Orchestra — “Bring It On Up” — The Best Of Love Unlimited Orchestra

Asiko Rock Group — “Lagos City” — Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound Of The Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79

The Bomboras — “Mystery Planet” — Head Shrinkin’ Fun

Bob Destiny — “Wang Dang” — Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World

The Troggs — “Lost Girl” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

U-Roy — “Tom Drunk” — Jah Son Of Africa

The Savoys — “Can It Be” — Keb Darge And Cut Chemist present The Dark Side: 28 Sixties Garage Punk and Psyche Monsters

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab — “Kamasutra” — Vampyros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party

THE SECOND SET

Afrosound — “Azuquita” — Calor

The Saucers — “Cha Wailey Routa” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

M. Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar — “Pyar Ka Koee Shola” — The Sound Of Wonder!

The Real Kids — “Reggae Reggae” — The Real Kids

Les Loups Noirs — “Escale A La Martinique” — …Toujours

Danny Cobb — “My Isabella” — Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960

King Tubby & The Aggrovators — “I Trim The Barber” — Flashing Echo: Trojan In Dub 1970-1980

The Bobby Fuller Four — “Never To Be Forgotten” — I Fought The Law

THE THIRD SET

Sharhabil Ahmed — “Kamar Dawa” — The King Of Sudanese Jazz

Howard Werth — “Obsolete” — Dangerhouse Vol. One

Andre Toussaint — “Nassau Cha Cha” — Mirror to the Soul: Caribbean Jump-Up, Mambo and Calypso Beat 1954-77

Nathaniel Mayer — “I Wanna Dance with You” — I Just Want to Be Held

Ros Serey Sothea — “If You Wish To Love Me Don’t Laugh Or Cry” — Cambodian Psych-Out

X-Ray Spex — “The Day the World Turned Dayglo” — Germfree Adolescents

Tesfa-Maryam Kidane — “Yetesfa Tezeta” — Ethiopiques Vol. 8: Swinging Addis

Bob Ridgley — “She Was A Mau-Mau” — Lost Treasures! Rarities From The Vaults Of Del-Fi

Dr. Alimantado — “I Shall Fear No Evil” — Best Dressed Chicken In Town

THE FINAL SET

John Kongos — “Tokoloshe Man” — Kongos

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Mi Ve Wa Se” — Volume Two: Echos Hypnotiques

Iggy & The Stooges — “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell” — Raw Power [1997 Iggy Pop Mix – 2012 Vinyl Remaster]

Omar Khorshid — “Hebbina Hebbina (Love Us Like We Love You)” — Guitar El Chark

The Nervous Kats — “Chong” — Ikon Records Story

Tito Puente — “110th Street and 5th Avenue” — Yo! Hot Latin Funk From El Barrio

Teddy And the Rough Riders — “Money and Gold Pt.2” — Dancehall Stringbusters

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Ennio Morricone — “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” — Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! OST

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #274 ~ 06-26-21]

Pictured: Syd Barrett of The Pink Floyd.

‘Lucifer Sam’ is the odd track out on the Piper album. Neither lengthy instrumental nor three-minute fairy tale, its taut style is a throwback to the Floyd’s earlier raw R & B. ‘Lucifer Sam’ has a compact form and driving riff that would have made it a prime candidate for a single (or at least a perfectly serviceable B-side) if there hadn’t already been stronger contenders. It’s a character song like ‘Arnold Layne’ rather than a still-life study like ‘The Scarecrow’, and by Syd’s oblique standards it is specific and direct. Jenny Spires appears thinly disguised as Jennifer Gentle and although the whole thing whiffs of stoned paranoia (‘that cat’s something I can’t explain’ – it’s just a cat, Syd, there really is nothing to explain) and menacing undertones it also possesses a nimble and playful wit.

Syd made remarkable progress both as a singer and interpreter during the Piper sessions and ‘Lucifer Sam’ was one of his best vocal outings to date. Syd’s singing was often wilfully artless and uninvolved. Here he sounds impassioned. ‘Lucifer Sam’ has none of the strangulated delivery of ‘Lucy Leave’, the archness of ‘Candy and a Currant Bun’ or the self-conscious tweeness of ‘The Gnome’ or ‘Chapter 24’. The way he slurs the enunciation of ‘Lucifer’ and ‘Jennifer’ and exaggerates the hard ‘t’ at the end of ‘cat’ shows a singer growing in confidence. This new-found confidence is particularly noticeable in the complex phrasing of the final verse where the mysterious nocturnal actions of Sam are very precisely aligned to assonance and internal rhymes (ground/found/around) which deliberately mimics the sound of a miaow-ing cat. ‘Lucifer Sam’ was worked on extensively between Wednesday, 12 April, and Tuesday, 18 April. The track was augmented with a distinctive bowed bass, maracas and organ; Syd attempted several vocal takes until he got his phrasing just right.

— Rob Chapman, A Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barrett.

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THE FIRST SET

The Modulations — “Rough Out Here” — It’s Rough Out Here

Aura — “Spiritual Connection” — Spiritual Connection

The Velvetones — “Doheny Run” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 2

Los Sander’s De Ñaña — “Recuerdos” — El Sonido De La Carretera Central: Con El Rey De La Guitarra Teo Laura

Lulu Reed & Freddy King — “You Can’t Hide” — You’re Bugging Me: Downtown Soulville 2021 Premium

Jah Joe — “78 Style (Version)” — Sounds & Pressure Vol. 8

Pink Floyd — “Lucifer Sam” — The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn [Mono]

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Aller Soto Con Su Grupo 74 — “De África Soy” — Psicotrónica! Spanish Cinematic Grooves & Funky Soundtracks 1971-1976 Vol. 2

THE SECOND SET

The Sevilles — “Charlena” — Doo Wop Box III: 101 More Vocal Group Gems – The Hits

Trevor Clarke — “Sufferation” — Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One

Booker T. & The MG’s — “I Got A Woman” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Rahbani Brothers — “Rahbaniyat” — Omar Khorshid With Love

Larry & The Blue Notes — “Everybody Needs Somebody” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 2

C.K. Mann & The Masters — “Mber Papa” — Super Funky Afro Breaks 2

Hadda Brooks — “Jump Back Honey” — The OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story 1949-1957

Azam Shaik — “Dance Music (from ‘Naam Ke Nawab’)” — Early Pakistani Dance Music Vol. 1 (From Original 7″ Soundtracks 1967-1975)

Masters Of Reality — “Ants in the Kitchen” — Sunrise On The Sufferbus

THE THIRD SET

Ron Nagle — “Marijuana Hell” — Bad Rice

Adnan Othman — “Berlenggang” — Bersyukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend

The Emanons — “Calypso Bop” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 1

Franco — “Ya Luna Umbanzili” — Le Folklore De Chez Nous Avec Le Grand Maître Franco

Moby Grape — “Gypsy Wedding” — 20 Granite Creek

Carthago — “Alech” — Alech

Jimmy McGriff — “That’s The Way I Feel” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Rockers All Stars — “Jah Strength Ital Step” — King David’s Melody: Classic Instrumentals & Dubs

Lee Tillman — “Will Travel” — Ron 45rpm

THE FINAL SET

Lea & Domingo — “Pas Mal” — Jalousie

The Velvet Underground — “I Heard Her Call My Name (bonus track)” — White Light/White Heat [Mono]

Charanjit Singh — “Dekho Ham Donon Ki Yaari – Transicord (Double Cross)” — Instrumental Film Tunes

Pearly Queen — “Quit Jive’in” — Keb Darge’s Legendary Deep Funk Vol. 1

Icebreakers w. The Diamonds — “Ital Rock” — Planet Mars Dub

Lightnin’ Rod — “Spoon” — Hustlers Convention

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Postal Workers of The Univ. of Ghana Post Office — “Canceling Stamps At The University Of Ghana Post Office” — Worlds Of Music 1

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #273 ~ 06-12-21]

Pictured: Adriana Kaegi & August Darnell.

For ZE [Records] first release [label founder Michael] Zilkha re-recorded “Disco Clone” with his Franco- American girlfriend, Cristina Monet-Palaci, a Harvard dropout and Village Voice contributor. Engineered by Bob Blank, who had risen to industry renown with sharp, tight disco mixes such as Musique’s “In the Bush,” the result placed the four-on-the-floor bass drum, metronomic hi-hats, and Latinized piano lines of disco under the vocalist’s shaky incantation of the line “I’m a disco clone.” The ingeniousness of recording a disco track that poked fun at the genre’s assembly line quality was only let down by its inauspicious execution. “Cristina was very, very clever, but she wasn’t really a singer, and it also had twenty-four violinists doubled up and many, many horns,” recalls Zilkha…August Darnell became a pivotal creative figure at the label after Bob Blank introduced him to Zilkha. “No one in pop music today is as experimental as August Darnell.” The melting-pot producer also brought his sensibility to Cristina’s debut album. “It had a cinematic quality,” notes Zilkha. “It was like Kid Creole without someone who could sing very well.”

— Tim Lawrence, Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor 1980-1983.

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THE FIRST SET

Cristina — “Disco Clone” — Mutant Disco: A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm

Tala A.M. — “Black Gold” — African Funk Experimentals 1975 To 1978

The Surf Riders — “Rum Runner” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 3: Cheater Stomp!

Charlie Palomares Y Su Yuboney — “Vives Boogaloo” — Mag All Stars Vol. 3: The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

The Only Ones — “My Way Out Of Here” — Baby’s Got A Gun

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Enjoy Now While You’re Young” — Cambodian Psych-Out

The Edsels — “Let’s Go” — Ember 45rpm

IT’S MADISON TIME…

King Horror — “Loch Ness Monster” — Loch Ness Monster

THE SECOND SET

Nico Fidenco — “Thoughtless [from Emanuelle Nera]” — Black Emanuelle’s Groove

Jeff Simmons — “I’m in The Music Business” — Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up

Alemayehu Eshete — “Mekeyershin Salawq” — Ethiopiques Vol. 9: Alemayehu Eshete 1969-1974

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band — “Abba Zaba” — Safe As Milk [mono]

Ray & His Court — “Lo Sabia” — Cookie Crumbs: A Funk Anthology

The Duals — “Wait Up Baby” — Magnificent: 62 Classics From The Cramps’ Insane Collection

Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries — “Collie In Dub” — Earthquake Dub

Big T. Tyler — “King Kong” — Lost & Found: Real R’n’B & Soul

Afrosound — “Carruseles” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol.1

Cem Karaca & Apaşlar — “Hudey” — Turkish Delights: 26 Beat, Psych & Garage Ultrarities From Beyond The Sea Of Marmara

THE THIRD SET

MC5 — “Borderline” — A-Square (Of Course): The Story of Michigan’s Legendary A-Square Records

Los Kings — “Empecemos (Let’s Start)” — Color De Trópico Vol 2 (Compiled By El Dragón Criollo Y El Palmas)

Watson And The Sherlocks — “Standing On The Corner” — Does Anybody Know I’m Here? Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1962-1972

Rungfah Puping — “Puyai Lee Santana (Chief Lee Santana)” — Luk Thung! The Roots Of Thai Funk: Zudrangma Vol. 3

Reigning Sound — “I’ll Cry” — Too Much Guitar

Super Jazz Des Jeunes — “Lonin” — Tanbou Toujou Lou: Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz, & Electric Folklore From Haiti 1960-1981

Wire — “Champs” — Pink Flag

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Achuta” — El Rego

Ramsey Lewis Trio — “Black Eye Peas” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Los Polares — “La Droga” — Algo Salvaje : Untamed 60s Beat And Garage Nuggets From Spain Vol. 1

THE FINAL SET

Kevin Ayers — “Shouting In A Bucket Blues” — Bananamour

Os Bongos — “Kazukuta” — Angola 70’s Vol. 2: 1974-1978

John Kongos — “Tokoloshe Man” — Kongos

Los Destellos — “Constelacion” — The Roots Of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru

Love Unlimited Orchestra — “I Wanna Stay” — Music Maestro Please

King Tubby & The Aggrovators — “Straight To I Roy’s Big Mouth” — Once Upon A Time At King Tubby’s

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

The Shadows — “Wonderful Land” — Shadows Are Go!

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #272 ~ 05-29-21]

Pictured: Sun Ra.

Ed Bland continued to hire the Arkestra’s people whenever he could. He called them for a limbo record he was doing for Audiofidelity, used them for some singles for Epic Records with soul singer Popcorn Wylie, and on blues guitarist Phil Upchurch’s Feeling Blue. Their flexibility allowed him to use them on projects other musicians might fumble, like the non-Union session he hired them for in Newark inJanuary 1966, to record a children’s record of Batman and Robin for Tifton Record Com- pany. Under the name of “The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale,” and with Tom Wilson as producer, they pieced together a band of Sun Ra on organ, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Tom McIntosh on trombone, Al Kooper (on organ when Sun Ra wasn’t playing), Danny Kalb on guitar, and the rest of the members of the early rock band The Blues Project. Though the Batman theme does appear on the record, most of the rest of it was made up of rearrangements of music in public domain (such as a theme by Tchaikovsky), all played in rhythm-and-blues style with prominent twangy guitars.

— John F. Szwed, Space Is The Place: The Life And Times Of Sun Ra.

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THE FIRST SET

The O’Jays — “Message In The Music” — Philadelphia International Records: 40th Anniversary

Vum Vum — “Muzangola” — Angola 60’s: 1956-1970

Fender IV — “Everybody Up!” — The Surf Creature

The Son Of P.M. — “King Of Drums [A Go-Go]” — Hey Klong Yao! Essential Collection Of Modernized Thai Music From The 1960s

Small Faces — “Grow Your Own” — Our Generation: 75 Mod Classics, A Way Of Life

Ali Hassan Kuban — “Leila” — Nubian Magic

Fay Simmons — “Big Joe Mambo” — Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960

Winston Samuels — “Lick It Back” — I Love The Reggay!: Early Reggae Sounds From Randy’s Records 1969-1971

The Tempos — “(Countdown) Here I Come” — Lost & Found: Real R’n’B & Soul

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Preston Love & His Band — “Cissy Popcorn” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

The Black Cats — “Sueno Magico” — Ayahuasca: Cumbias Psicodélicas Vol. 1

Sun Ra & The Blues Project — “Robin’s Theme” — Batman and Robin: The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale

Unknown Artist — “Marrison (Classic)” — Cambodian Psych-Out

Orgone — “Revolt” — New You Part 2

Sexteto Miramar — “Salsa Boogaloo” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 1

Funkadelic — “I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody’s Got A Thing” — Funkadelic

Silvetler — “Lorke Lorke’ — Hava Narghile: Turkish Rock Music (1966-1975)

The Artwoods — “I Take What I Want” — The In Crowd: UK Mod R&B Beat 1964-1967

THE THIRD SET

Ricardo Marrero And The Group — “Babalonia” — Welcome To The Party

Icky Renrut (a.k.a. Ike Turner) — “Prancin’” — Ike’s Instrumentals

The Elcados — “Ku Mi Da Hankan” — Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

Noble “Thin Man” Watts — “Hot Tamales” — Walk On The Wild Side: The Jazz Side Of Mod

King Tubby & The Aggrovators — “I Trim The Barber” — Flashing Echo: Trojan In Dub 1970-1980

The Sparklers Four — “Stanleyville Stomp” — Frolic Diner Vol. 4

Anand Prayag & Chorus — “Pretty Pretty Priya” — Bombshell Baby Of Bombay

Jeff Simmons — “Vegas Pickup” — Naked Angels OST

THE FINAL SET

Les Quatres Étoiles — “Luila” — 4 Stars

Karen Verros — “You Just Gotta Know My Mind” — Hard Workin’ Man: The Jack Nitzsche Story Vol. 2

Los Caballeros De Colón — “Con Los Caballeros” — Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk On the Isthmus

ESG — “Erase You” — A South Bronx Story

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals — “Tribesman Rockers” — African Dub All-Mighty  Chapter 3

The Yardbirds — “Over, Under, Sideways, Down” — Ultimate!

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The Jam Handy Organization — “Tractor Drivin’ Man” — The Wide New World With FORD

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #271 ~ 05-22-21]

Pictured: Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band.

Voodoo, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is “a body of superstitious beliefs and practices including sorcery, serpent worship and sacrificial rites, current among negroes and persons of negro blood in the West Indies and Southern United States, and ultimately of African origin.” Superficially understood by Westerners since the eighteenth century, voodoo (vodun) has been reviled as abominable primitivism and vulgarized and exploited in countless racist books and films. Vodun, which was first elaborated in Haiti, however, is one of the signal achievements of people of African descent in the western hemisphere: a vibrant, sophisticated synthesis of the traditional religions of Dahomey, Yorubaland, and Kongo with an infusion of Roman Catholicism. What is more, vodun has inspired a remarkable tradition of sacred art.

— Robert Farris Thompson, Flash Of The Spirit.

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THE FIRST SET

Teddy Pendergrass — “The More I Get the More I Want” — Philly Freedom

Blo — “BLO” — Chapters and Phases: The Complete Albums 1973-1975

The Varatones — “Repeto” — Strummin’ Mental! Vol. 5

Selda — “Ince Ince Bir Kar Yagar” — Love, Peace & Poetry: Turkish Psychedelic Music

The Golliwogs —“Fight Fire” — Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

The Swing Maker Band — “Uno Y Tres” — Mag All Stars Vol. 1 : The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

Reigning Sound — “Your Love Is A Fine Thing” — Too Much Guitar

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab — “The Lions And The Cucumber” — Vampyros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party

THE SECOND SET

Donald Austin — “Crazy Legs” — Everything Is Gonna Be Alright: Celebrating 50 Years Of Westbound Soul & Funk

Eko — “M’ongele M’am” — Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976-1984

The Saucers — “Cha Wailey Routa” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

Ossie Hibbert & The Revolutionaries — “Hog Head” — Earthquake Dub

Dave Travis & The Premiers — “I Don’t Like Him” — Sin Alley Vol.1

Lashio Thein Aung — “A Girl Among Girls” — Guitars of the Golden Triangle: Folk and Pop Music of Myanmar Vol. 2

The Triumphs — “Burnt Biscuits” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Los Destellos — “Linda Chiquilina” — Sicodélicos

Jerry Cole & His Spacemen — “Driving Little Deuce” — Power Surf! The Best Of…

THE THIRD SET

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Hessa” — El Rego

The Undertones — “Family Entertainment” — The Undertones

Al Massrieen — “El Sobhiya” — Habibi Funk 006: Modern Music

Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band — “Auf Wiedersehen, Darrio” — Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band Meets King Pennett

John Holt — “Up Park Camp (Version)” — Well Cha’rged Channel One

The Webb People — “I’m Sending Vibrations” — The Detroit Funk Vaults: Funk & Soul From Dave Hamilton 1968-1979

Santana V. — “Totensamba” — Hồ #1 Roady Music From Viêtnam

The Cramps — “Mystery Plane” — Songs The Lord Taught Us

Handan Yazgan — “Mavilim Hangi Ellidir” — Uzelli Elektro Saz (1976-1984)

THE FINAL SET

Moby Grape — “Omaha” — Moby Grape

The Swinging Stars Of Dominica — “Las Mal Parle” — Sofrito 45rpm

Teddy And the Rough Riders — “Money and Gold Pt.2” — Dancehall Stringbusters

Joseph Kabasele — “Mindule Mipanzana” — Le Grand Kallé: His Life, His Music – Joseph Kabasele And The Creation Of Modern Congolese Music

Hugh Ronnel — “Who-La-To-Da-Doo” — Desperate Rock ‘N’ Roll Vol. 4

A Ramlie & the Rhythmn Boys — “Kasih Tak Sudah” — Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia 1964-1970 Vol.1

New York Dolls — “Frankenstein (Orig.)” — New York Dolls

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Junior Ross & The Spears — “African Border” — Stars 45rpm

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #270 ~ 05-15-21]

Pictured: The Stooges Mk. II.

But there is nothing androgynous or fey about The Stooges. Raw Power is riddled with hyper-phallic masculinity in the form of militaristic imagery (‘Search and Destroy’, with its references to ‘a heart full of napalm’) or slam-bam sexual aggression (‘Penetration’). As a drama of energy, Stooges songs are about ignition, blast-off and explosive impact. Or they’re a steady-state pummel of intransitive aggression, as with the title track ‘Raw Power’, ‘Shake Appeal’ and the closing ‘Death Trip’. The latter, Iggy claims, was written when he realised that the relationship with MainMan was going off the rails, that the band was doomed. But he didn’t care because this music was the mission he had to complete.

— Simon Reynolds, Shock And Awe.

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THE FIRST SET

Eddie Kendricks — “Keep On Truckin’” — Keep On Truckin’: The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 1

Segun Bucknor — “Adebo” — Who Say I Tire

The Gamblers — “LSD-25” — Pulp Rock Instros Vol. 1

Ros Serey Sothea — “If You Wish To Love Me Don’t Laugh Or Cry” — Cambodian Psych-Out

The Underdogs — “Friday At The Hideout” — Friday At The Hideout: Boss Detroit Garage 1964-67

Diggory Kenrick — “Psalm 16” — Sounds & Pressure Vol. 8

Lillian Hale — “Don’t Boom Boom” — Florian Keller Presents Creative Musicians

Los Bravos — “La Moto” — Los Nuggetz: 60’s Punk, Pop and Psychedelic from Latin America

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Billy Ward and His Dominoes — “My Baby’s 3-D” — The Complete Federal/King Singles

THE SECOND SET

Dérobé Dance Band — “Kem Dahg” — Secret Stash 45rpm

Little Mack — “Tell Her To Come Home (45 Version)” — Rocket Ship Rock

Panbers — “Haai” — Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesia Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978

Ramones — “I Wanna Be Sedated” — Road To Ruin

Kiezos — “Rumba 70” — Angola 60’s: 1956-1970

Googie Rene — “The Slide Pt. 1” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Afrosound — “Calor” — Calor

The Flirtations — “Stronger Than Her Love” — Lost & Found: Real R’n’B & Soul

Koes Plus — “Hilang Tak Berkesan (Gone Without An Impression)” — Dheg Dheg Plas Vols. 1 & 2

THE THIRD SET

The Counts — “Thinking Single” — What’s Up Front That – Counts

Pier’ Rosier & Gazolinn’ — “C.B.W.I.” — Gazolinn’

Small Faces — “Wide Eyed Girl On The Wall” — The Darlings Of Wapping Wharf Laundrette

L’Orchestre Black Santiago — “Noun Ma Do Minsi Wé” — Black Santiago

Jimmy McConville & The Shamrocks — “Scorpion” — Magnificent: 62 Classics From The Cramps’ Insane Collection

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “Rock For Ever” — Killer Dub

The Pretty Things — “Old Man Going” — S.F. Sorrow

Pulsar Music Ltd — “Taxi Girl” — Nuda: 21 Exciting Cuts From Italian Sexy-Comedy Disco Scene (1975-1981)

THE FINAL SET

The Delcos — “Arabia” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

Charanjit Singh — “Dulhan Maike Chali – Transicord (Manoranjan)” — Instrumental Film Tunes

Nathaniel Mayer — “White Dress” — Why Don’t You Give It To Me?

The Aggrovators — “The Big Apple” — Jammies In Lion Dub Style

Iggy & The Stooges — “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell” — Raw Power [1997 Iggy Pop Mix – 2012 Vinyl Remaster]

John Benny Y Los Riberenos — “Trinan Las Golondrinas” — Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical & Cumbia

Saxons — “Camel Walk” — Mad Mike Monsters: A Tribute To Mad Mike Petrovich Vol. 2

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Ennio Morricone — “C’era Una Volta Il West” — C’era Una Volta Il West (Once Upon A Time In The West)

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #269 ~ 05-08-21]

Pictured: Don Cherry.

Standing there looking up at the crazy-quilt structure, I was thinking that L.A. was a lot like that mansion. The city was growing at a pace so fast that no piece of it was designed to fit with the rest. Houses were being built in wildfire basins and on mudslide hills. Ultramodern skyscrapers stood next to squat brick office buildings built before the last three wars. The sun was almost always shining in a sky filled with smog, and people spent their days sitting in automobiles, at office desks, and in front of TVs at night.

It was a crazy life where housekeeper black women lounged by the ocean in million-dollar beach houses and old black men held private meetings in seaside jails.

— Walter Mosely, Charcoal Joe.

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THE FIRST SET

Archie Bell & The Drells — “Let’s Groove” — Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia

Bayo Damazio — “Dizzy With Love” — Lagos Disco Inferno Vol. 2: The Cosmic Return

Dave & The Customs — “Ali Baba” — Surf Guitars Rumble Vol. 1

Los Immortales — “La Pollera Colora” — Cumbia Cumbia: Cumbias De Oro De Colombia

Ray Ellis — “The Sheik” — RCA 45rpm

Elias Rahbani — “Ya Nassini” — Omar Khorshid With Love

The Savoy’s — “Can It Be” — Keb Darge And Cut Chemist Present The Dark Side: 28 Sixties Garage Punk and Psyche Monsters

Black Sugar — “Funky Man” — Back To Peru Vol.1: The Most Complete Compilation Of Peruvian Underground ’64-’74

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Tweeters — “Mascara Mama” — Malamondo 1

THE SECOND SET

Sinn Sisamouth & Meas Samon — “Komlos Teng Bey (Three Gentlemen)” — Cambodian Rocks

The Electric Eels — “Jaguar Ride” — Die Electric Eels

Jozi Anjum — “Dance Music (Nishani)”— More Early Pakistani Dance Music Vol. 2 (From Original 7″ Vinyl 1966-1978)

Reigning Sound — “When You Touch Me” — Too Much Guitar

Latin Blues Band — “Pussycat” — Big Ol’ Bag O’ Boogaloo Vol. 3

Dick and Libby Halleman — “Pizza Sure Is Good” — Summit 45rpm

Los Walker’s De Huanuco — “Todos Vuelven” — Andina: Huayno, Carnaval And Cumbia – The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes 1968-1978

The Barrino Brothers — “I’ll Take My Flowers Right Now” — Dave Hamilton’s Detroit Dancers

The Congos — “Don’t Blame On I” — Arkology Reel I: Dub Organiser

THE THIRD SET

Granby Street Development — “Jelly Roll” — Funky Music Is The Way

Joni Haastrup — “Do The Funkro” — Nigeria Soul Fever: Afro Funk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!

Shoes — “Fatal” — Black Vinyl Shoes

Ranking Joe (feat. Black Uhuru) — “Rent Man” — Zion High with Black Uhuru & Dennis Brown

Don Cherry — “I Walk” — Disco Not Disco (Leftfield Disco Classics from the New York Underground)

Perez Prado — “Virgen De La Macarena” — Concierto Para Bongo

Hasil Adkins — “Truly Ruly” — Out To Hunch

Dara Puspita — “Believe Me” — Java-Java: Indonesia Screaming Fuzz Vol. 1

THE FINAL SET

Wreckless Eric — “Whole Wide World” — Stiff 45rpm

Orchestre Conga International — “Nakupenda Sana” — Urgent Jumping! East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics

The Velvet Underground — “Foggy Notion” — VU

The Revolutionaries — “Channel One In Dub” — Negrea Love Dub

Johnny Cool and the Counts — “Love Bounce” — Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 4

Fruko & Sus Tesos — “Achilipú” — The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Alix Dobkin — “View From Gay Head (Every Woman Can Be a Lesbian)” — Lavender Jane Loves Women